Table 2

 Specific interventions by triage category

Triage category
DPL, diagnostic peritoneal lavage; ED, emergency department; FAST, focused abdominal sonogram for trauma; PoP, plaster cast application.
Blood within 30 minutes of arrival at EDDPL or FAST ultrasound in EDPoP application (long leg)
Chest drain insertionIntravenous analgesia in EDPoP application (forearm)
CricothyrotomyFemoral splint applicationPoP application (long arm)
Direct pressure to control severe haemorrhageSimple dressing application
External pelvic fixation within 1 hourSling application
Fluid resuscitation in excess of 20 ml/kgSutures
Intubation and ventilation (unless non-emergent)Need a laparotomy within 1 day
Laryngeal mask airway (unless non-emergent)Need theatre within 1 day (other operation)
Nasopharyngeal airway insertion for airway protection
Needle cricothyrotomy
Needle thoracocentesis
Oropharyngeal airway insertion for airway protection
Tourniquet to control severe haemorrhage
Need a laparotomy within 1 hour
Need a thoracotomy in ED
Need a thoracotomy within 1 hour
Need theatre within 1 hour (other operation)